Category Archives: Humanitarian

Tesla Visionaries Society & Lifeline Pittsburgh Kickoff

On Friday December 11, 2015 9:30PM 


at the American Serbian Club of Pittsburgh

Come join the festivities as the 2016 nominees of the Tesla Visionaries Society are announced and celebrated. Music provided by Srpski Sinovi.
This year, the Lifeline Pittsburgh committee is pleased to announce the formation of the Tesla Visionaries Society, which will be comprised of “humanitarian superstars” who will be honored at the next Lifeline Pittsburgh event to be held at the American Serbian Club on Saturday, March 5, 2016. 
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The Celebration of Anil Noel Rodrigues

This past Saturday was the Celebration of Anil Rodrigues’s life at Friends House in Pittsburgh.

I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Justin Greenwald, Brock Bellich, Maria Bellich and Abbi Novic for their attendance and sharing of music and dance with Anil’s friends and family.

Anil was a extremely  brilliant man. He had a few hobbies and passions. Dance, Music, Photography and playing the harmonica.


How many knew Anil recorded three CD’s of his harmonica playing? In celebration and recognition of his passion, I have been able to attain the three CD’s. Anil was passionate about education and mentoring our young. I thank the family for this music. In tribute if you should feel the passion, please make a donation to the American Serbian Club Foundation on behalf of the memory and celebration of Anil. Your contributions are tax deductible and will support our Youth scholarship program and weekly broadcasting of the Serbian Club Radio hour.  I know Anil would be honored for this acknowledgement and your contribution.  We thank the family for the gift of having known him and bless him on a pleasant journey.

American Serbian Club Foundation

2524 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Please enjoy his music;

Disk 1

Disc 2

Disk 3


A Special Request to Our Members and Friends

On Saturday October 17th, there will be a celebration of Anil’s life at the Friends Meeting house set for 1:30pm. This is near Carnegie Mellon University.


The coordinator for this event has followed up with me to inquire if anyone felt the spirit to share a Serbian dance or music at the event.

I unfortunately told her , that I had not heard from anyone as of yet.

If it is possible for someone to step up, that would be appreciated. Please contact me directly. Click on the link below.

I can help with Anil’s Celebration

I believe he blessed us with his attendance and participation at the club. He paid his door fee and always purchased a pop of two.  I think what he showed us, was the American Serbian Club is still important, it is worth having around. It provided a place to go for comradery, reflection and spiritual uplifting through the music that is played. It’s a place that for a little time you can forget the hustle and bustle of what happens outside its doors.


photo_201723_18243228_1_18243228_20150911Anil Noel Rodrigues

Anil was a member and could be seen many Friday nights at the American Serbian Club. He would dance, play his harmonica and visit with many of the club patrons.

We will miss his light heartiness, the sound of his music but will remember the joy in watching him dance.

There has been a special request , would someone be willing to show and lead the group in a Serbian Kolo Dance and if some Serbian Music could be played that would be appreciated by the family.

Of Squirrel Hill, Age 72, passed away  January 2015, son of Ethel and Aloysius Rodrigues, father of Rehana and Vinay Rodrigues, brother of Ajit, Prashant, Sunita and Rohini. He is survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Anil obtained his PhD from Cornell. He worked for Dupont, Ronson and Weld Tooling Corporation. In addition to building a variety of unique and interesting things, his hobbies included dancing, photography and playing his harmonica. He was an active member of a number of Clubs including the American Serbian Club in South Side, PA

A celebration of Anil’s life will be held on October 17th 2015. If you would like to attend please contact below and RSVP:

There will be about an hour of Quaker style reflections on Anil’s life – anyone can get up and tell a story or two – so bring your Anil stories.  No one is required to say anything.

There will be Food, Music and Dance

His kids, siblings and several cousins will be coming to Pittsburgh .

Strengthen The LifeLine 2015

Although delayed the needy children need your immediate help…. please send your generous contributions to:

Lifeline Chicago C/O American Serbian Club

From Lifeline Committee:  Reluctantly due to strongly worded weather predictions calling for 3-6″ of snow and turning into rain/sleet in a wide geographic area, it was decided to postpone our Lifeline event scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday).   We  shall immediately look to rescheduling at the earliest possible date after Easter.  Thanks to all who participated in our cause to date and look forward to meeting our goal in the spring.  Special thanks to all the musicians, some of whom were planning to set-up at the club as this is being typed.

Acts 20:35 English Standard Version (ESV)

35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’



Strengthen the Lifeline – Feb 21 2015

(Click link to event flyer above)

Join us at the American Serbian Club on Saturday, February 21, for the third straight year of magical musical entertainment to help the orphaned children of Serbia through the Chicago office of Princess Katherine’s Lifeline Humanitarian Foundation. Over the past two years, participants to Lifeline events have raised more than $66,000, contributions that helped bring relief to the orphaned children and flood-ravaged victims of Serbia and Republika-Srpska. Now help us raise that total to $100,000. This year’s contributions will be targeted to providing aid devices for hard of hearing children in Belgrade, to building a sensory room for children in need of emotional therapy near Kosovo, and to buy badly needed commodes for an orphanage in Republika-Srpska. Experience the joy of improving the lives of children in need. Join us at the American Serbian Club, Saturday, February 21, 2015.

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For More Information Contact

George Topich  412-847-0822

Stephanie Tumbas 412-480-7083


Enjoy Delicious Serbian Food and Musical Entertainment by: Pobeda Srpski Sinovi Velibor Drobnjak Osvezenje Bend Danny, Doki and Prsti Mile Kovacevic


Adults – $10 Children – Free

Doors Open at 8:00 p.m. Music Starts at 9:00

Raise Pittsburgh’s Contribution for Serbia’s Orphans to $100,000